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Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā) is a philosophy of nonviolence and refraining from doing harm to any living being. It is a key precept of Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Additional resources

  • Ahimsa at Theosophy World
  • Altman, Nathaniel, compiler. Ahimsa: Dynamic Compassion. Wheaton, Illinois: Quest Books, 1981. A compilation of quotations about ahimsa by such people as H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Max Heindel, Albert Schweizer, Buddha, and many more.